And then, sleight of hand, Lilla and her team of magicians turned that mini into the real assignment which is wall-art on wood... oh, and please use real paint. C'mon, be a good sport!
Did I ever tell you guys I used to be a scenic artist? I was. In addition to Printmaking/Illustration, I studied Set Design and Theatrical Production as an undergrad and I worked at a couple of theatres painting backdrops and props. I have painted a lot of things in my life, but it feels like another alternate-reality version of myself that did that work. The last time I used any opaque paint in my own work was well over ten years ago. Argh! I can do this! Why was I so hesitant?
For some weird reason, I had a kind of aversion to using acrylic in my own work. In my mind, as I painted these most recent MATS assignments, I recalled painting super cheesy assignments for learning grey-scale and color theory. The awkward re-working of straight lines and forced photo-realistic depictions of things. Ugh. I remember one particularly silly illustration where the goal was transformation, and I did a pair of scissors > lobster. I think I'd like to attempt that one again. Ah well. Eventually, I took to the acrylic with a love-to-hate-it kind of relish. :) Why not embrace the discomfort?
Here's what I turned in...
And, here are the rest of the work on wood I painted!
Side Note: If you're in Germany and are looking for these wood plaque type rounds, they're called "holzscheibe" and you can find them at florist's shops (online in my case).